This is a run through what it takes to drive the AWD hybrid Fiero and how to drive it in different modes. I built this car for the Grassroots Motorsports $2009 challenge, with a total investment of about $1800.
Here's a link to the build thread:
Full Electric Car Home Conversion - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Part 1
The process of converting my Pontiac Fiero to 144 volt electric car. Full
video documentation of the process along with a few test drives. It runs on
12, 12 volt Trojan deep cycle lead acid batteries. Powered by a 9.1 in.
dia. Advanced DC motor with a 500 amp Curtis controller. Part 2 and 3 will
be coming soon. GO ELECTRIC!
$2009 AWD Fiero Hybrid - First drag strip pass
This was from the first night at the drag strip with the $2009 AWD Fiero
hybrid. Nevermind me sleeping at the light, I wasn't too worried about the
reaction time. The fastest pass of the night was 9.36 at 69 mph. Check
out the whole build thread here:
$2009 AWD Hybrid Fiero - First test drive!
First test drive with the $2009 AWD Fiero. The video shows the car in
electric only mode, it's so quiet that you can't even hear the motor over
the road noise from the nearby street! This was the first time the new
suspension has been driven on as well.
Here's a link to the build thread:
Electric EV Miata MX5 - First FULL POWER Test and Drive
First ever test of the battery electric MX-5 Miata running at full
144VDC/800A. http://acuteaero.com for details, up to date project progress.
This machine is FUN, crazy torque!
FAQ-Top speed: 70 tested (it'll go higher) Range: 11 mi tested (it'll do
more) 0-60: not yet tested. Burnouts: yes. Powerslides: absolutely. Still
not totally finished project- STAY TUNED!
Flywheel Hybrid Technology
Torotrak is a UK-based company that's developing a technology called a
flywheel hybrid. Instead of using a big, heavy battery to store energy, the
Torotrak system uses a spinning flywheel. It's simple and lightweight
compared to traditional electric hybrids, and it's even going to be used in
Formula One race cars. There's no word yet if any automakers are signing
up, but if it starts winning races you can bet they'll be all over it.
New generation light weight batteries for electric vehicles
The new efficient battery packs from Lithium House for electric vehicles.
10 times lighter.
I wrote about my opinions on Electric vehicles.
See that at
make sure you leave comment there.
LS4 Fiero startup
Just a quick video to hear the car start, drive, and power steering effort.
Ford SHO mid engine RWD in a Fiero Redneck dune buggy
Initial Startup, running in the parking lot by my shop. A few donuts, a few
drifts and some straight line runs. A piss poor attempt to laying a patch!
My friends and I have spent over 400 hours building this car. It is caged
with race seats and harness belts. I plated the chassis and completely
rebuilt the back end of the frame to suit my driving needs! I used the
subframe from the Taurus SHO and modified it to fit the Fiero. I also
plated the subframe and added a 1/2" thick aluminum skidplate! This baby is
built to drive the piss out of it! :D
It will be interesting when I start running exotic blends of fuel, as I am
only starting off with some 87 Octane fuel to start with here. More to come
I have an MTX and a auto Tranny I am willing to sell!
406 cid. V8 Pontiac Fiero. turn up your volume!
this beautifully asinine monster graced us with its presence at the Sonics
drive-in, in Lincolnton NC, for our first western NC Fiero Meetup. this
thing stole the show. oh and cletus sucks/fredsucksballs/whatever, just
link to the PFF thread on possible future NC meetups:
link to the GA fiero club Asheville cruise: